Songwriter's Instinct, and Why So Many Rely Solely On It

Written by Gary Ewer (Follow Gary on Twitter) _______________________ It stands to reason that if you want to make great leaps in the fields of science, medicine, psychology or geology, you have to study those topics. A plumber is not going to be the one to finally figure out dark matter (at least, not that dark […]

Practice Makes Perfect, But Be Very Careful

Are you practicing your art, or only reinforcing your errors? _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ One of my pet peeves in life is people who put too much value in an expression simply because it rhymes well or sounds catchy. The cleverness of the way something is said appears […]

Are You Being Enough of a Risk-Taker?

Risk-taking is a crucial element in getting yourself noticed. Songwriting’s not for the faint of heart. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ I do my best learning when I approach a topic obliquely, which is to say that I learn more from analogies and metaphors than I do […]

Thoughts on Building a Fan Base For Your Music

Social media connections are meaningless if your music is flawed. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ All you have to do is Google “building a fan base for my music” to find a lot of advice for getting exposure. Quite a bit of that advice is logical, and […]

What Is Your Vision?

Self-improvement is a positive act. It’s something you actively do. It’s sad to consider the number of people that think that by simply doing something over and over again, they’ll eventually get better. But mindless repetition will not get you the results you’re looking for. Most of the time, doing something over and over again cements […]

The Truth About “Rules” in the World of Songwriting

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 6-eBook Bundle“, and become a top-level songwriter! ______________  It’s a natural human tendency to find out why something works, and then to use that information to do it again. As you can imagine, this could be somewhat disastrous in the world of songwriting. If you approach every new song […]